Alternative Data Newsletter – August 31st, 2017

1. BofA report: Data Capital – Global Big Data and AI Primer. 2. Featured dataset: U.K. consumer transaction data. 3. Case study: Consumer transaction data correctly predicted Just Eat revenue beats.  4. Research question for a Bespoke Project: Which brands are showing positive momentum on social media? 5. Vendor access: Trade nowcasting data provider doing meetings … Read more

Alternative Data Newsletter – August 24th, 2017

1. The BIG Alternative Data Showcase Event.

2. Update on Eagle Alpha’s Data Sourcing Package.

3. Experts: Interview with Min Kim, trade data expert.

4. Case study: App data could indicate a positive inflection in HBO revenue growth.

5. Research question for a Bespoke Project: What are the trends in customer service track records of low-cost carriers compared to major airlines?

6. Vendor access: Trade nowcasting data provider doing meetings in Boston (September 8th) and NYC (September 11th – 14th).

7. Did you know? LinkedIn’s loss in a case vs. hiQ Labs is a major milestone regarding the legal considerations of web crawling.

8. Featured articles: 1) Boats, Quotes, and Automobiles: Alternative Data for Municipal Bond Investors; 2) Maersk Tankers invests in quant hedge fund CargoMetrics; 3) Bloomberg Markets: Tudor to Start Macro Fund Using AI.

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Alternative Data Newsletter – August 17th, 2017

1. The BIG Alternative Data Showcase Event.

2. Featured dataset: Geo-location data provider.

3. Case study: Eagle Alpha predicted Weak Q2 for Starbucks using email receipt and Google search data.

4. Research question for a Bespoke Project: What are the trends in customer service track records of low-cost carriers compared to major airlines?

5. Vendor access: Labor market data provider planning a roadshow in the UK week starting September 11th.

6. Did you know? According to the Barclays survey, asset managers already allocate 10% of the headcount and 3-5% of revenues to data initiatives.

7. Featured articles: 1) LinkedIn loses legal right to protect user data from AI scraping; 2) Baillie Gifford to leverage AI for fund performance boost; 3) Hedge funds tap smartphone data to sniff out profits.

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9. Update on Eagle Alpha’s solution.

Alternative Data Newsletter – August 10th, 2017

1. The BIG alternative data showcase event.

2. Featured dataset: sentiment and emotions analytics.

3. Dataset advisory: examples of typical questions we get asked.

4. Case study: online retail data pointed to Fitbit’s strong Q2 results.

5. Vendor access: labor market data provider doing meetings in Europe in September.

6. Did you know? A survey of buyside firms highlighted crawled data as having the most legal risk. 

7. Featured articles: 1) Quants Are Clamoring for Data, Causing Soul Searching at Large Banks; 2) Big Investors ‘Missing Out’ on Big Data Opportunities; 3) Quantopian Brings QuantCon Back To Singapore September 28-30.

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9. Update on Eagle Alpha’s solution.

Alternative Data Newsletter – August 3rd, 2017

1. Featured dataset: Global trade nowcasting data.

2. Dataset advisory: Examples of typical questions we get asked.

3. Case study: We recently started to leverage email receipt data in our Data Insight reports. Our signal proved accurate for three of the four companies featured in the reports.

4. Experts: Interview with Ray Colwell and William Gorfein, over-the-top data experts.

5. Events: In early December 2017, we will host a data showcase event in NYC with up to 20 alternative data companies presenting and up to 50 exhibiting.

6. Did you know? Eagle Alpha has a dialogue with 226 asset managers around the world (as at end July 2017). We think this is an interesting bottoms-up statistic regarding the number of firms currently using, and are interested in, alternative data.

7. Featured articles: 1) Secret Formula: Sequencing the Genome of Data Scientists; 2) Hedge funds turn to dark web to gain an edge; 3) LinkedIn Case Tests Whether Firms Can Use Your Data.

8. Update on Eagle Alpha’s solution.